Civic Day is a national celebration of civic pride. It is a day when communities across the country say "we care about where we live".
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On Saturday 22nd June Blackpool Civic Trust celebrated National Civic Day with an afternoon tea at the Art Deco Cafe at Stanley Park.
Blackpool Civic Trust Chair, Joan Humble, commented how much the members and guests had enjoyed themselves.
Joan said ‘this annual afternoon tea on Civic Day has become a popular and important part of our year. The staff at the Art Deco Cafe put on an excellent tea and we also took the opportunity to present the Civic Trust’s annual ‘Street of the Year’ award.’
L to R in the photo below: Cllr Adrian Hutton, Cllr Paula Burdess (who nominated the winning entry) and Chair of Blackpool Civic Trust, Joan Humble.
The award was won by Cherry Tree Gardens and was nominated by Cllr Paula Burdess. A specially made sign will go up on the street. The local councillors were also given an inscribed Rose Bowl to keep for a year. The late councillor Norman Hardy gave the Rose Bowl to the Civic Trust when he was Mayor in order to encourage councillors to nominate the best kept street in their own wards.
‘We all enjoyed a lovely event’, Joan said, ‘when we came together to celebrate our civic pride in Blackpool.’